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Heavy Metal Reviews

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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
Initial segments have a boisterous blend of dynamic graphics, intriguing plot premises and sly wit that unfortunately slide gradually downhill.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
April 16, 2007
Some of the animation is first-rate, particularly in the more modest comedy segments, and even the heavy set pieces have greater flash and dazzle than anything Ralph Bakshi mustered around the same period.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Fantasies that are gratuitously sexist and Fascist (macho whoring and warmongering), and whose roots reach all the way back to post-hippie paranoia, feed the tangled plot-lines of a movie that... should disappoint even the teenage wet-dreamers.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004
Heavy Metal has been animated with great verve, and scored very well, with music much less ear-splitting than the title would suggest.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Jeff Gilbert
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Regardless of its dated stylishness (which still holds up remarkably well a decade plus later), Heavy Metal was a pioneering film in 1981 and remains a pivitol and infuential body of art today.
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Bruce Reid
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Asked if I wanted to see it again, I figured, why not? I would have remembered if it was really bad. But memory does play tricks.